Pacific Surfliner Kids ‘n’ Trains Program

October 2018 – June 2019

Special Discount for School and Youth Groups on Pacific Surfliner Travel

Kids 'n' Trains is a seasonal program on Pacific Surfliner trains where school and youth groups (grades K - 12 or ages 5 to 18) and chaperones can experience train travel for as low as $12 roundtrip. Everyone in the group, both children and adults, may ride at the same low price.

Groups can explore California and its rich history while visiting educational destinations along the way. A Kids 'n' Trains trip can support classroom curriculum, special projects, fields of study, or as a way to just simply have a fun excursion by train.

Check below for details and some exciting trip ideas!

  • Explore top destinations on the north-end of the Pacific Surfliner route for $12 per person, one-way or round-trip (in the same day).

    Valid Pacific Surfliner Trains
    759, 763, 767, 777, 785, 768, 774, 782 and 796

    Valid to/from These Pacific Surfliner Stations
    San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach, Guadalupe-Santa Maria, Surf/Lompoc, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Van Nuys, Burbank Airport, Glendale and Los Angeles

    Popular Local Destinations for Kids Groups
    Here are a few great field trip ideas, all within walking distance of a train station!

  • Explore top destinations on the south-end of the Pacific Surfliner route for $15 per person, one-way or round-trip (in the same day).

    Valid Pacific Surfliner Trains
    562, 564, 566, 572, 580, 792, 761, 796, 565, 569, 573, 579, 583, 590, 591, 595, 763*, 767*, 768* and 774*

    *Trains 763, 767, 768 and 774 are valid for travel if the group is traveling to and from cities north of Los Angeles in Zone 1. The rail fare for the North End of the program is $12 per person for travel one-way or round-trip in the same day. If travel is round-trip and the return is not on the same day, the fare is doubled.

    Valid to/from These Pacific Surfliner Stations
    Los Angeles, Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente Pier, Oceanside, Solana Beach, San Diego (Old Town) and San Diego (Downtown)

    Popular Local Destinations for Kids Groups
    Here are a few great field trip ideas, all within walking distance of a train station!

    Mission San Juan Capistrano
    Mission San Juan Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano
    Zoomars
    Zoomars Petting Zoo
    San Juan Capistrano
     
    USS Midway
    USS Midway Museum
    San Diego – Downtown

  • The Kids ‘n’ Trains page on Amtrak’s website has more information about the program, including:

    • Reservations
    • Purchasing Tickets
    • Chaperones
    • Accessibility
    • Lunch Boxes ($6.50 each)
    • Frequently Asked Questions

    Learn more.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Valid for sale September 18, 2018 – May 15, 2019.
  • Valid for travel October 18, 2018 – June 13, 2019.
  • Valid for groups of 20 or more passengers.
  • Advance reservations required a minimum of 30 days prior to travel.
  • Advance purchase required a minimum of seven days prior to travel.
  • Valid for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on select trains only.
  • Fares depend on the stations traveled to/from.
  • Blackout dates: All Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as the following dates: November 20 - 21, 2018; November 24 - 26, 2018; December 21 - 23, 2018; December 26 - 30, 2018; January 1 - 2, 2019; February 15, 2019; February 18, 2018; April 19, 2019; April 22, 2019; and May 27, 2019.
  • No additional discounts apply.
  • Fares, routes, schedules, services and program policies are subject to change without notice.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
Fares, routes, schedules, and services are subject to change without notice. Amtrak, Surfliner, and Pacific Surfliner are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and used with permission.

Transfer free. Travel more.

The Pacific Surfliner Transit Transfer Program provides free connections to bus and transit services at most Pacific Surfliner stations. Simply show your Amtrak Pacific Surfliner paper ticket or e-Ticket when you board the connecting transit services listed below. You can also purchase a discounted 1-day transit pass for Metro (Los Angeles) and MTS (San Diego) in the Pacific Surfliner café car.

Participating transfer providers are marked throughout this website with this icon.

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